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Stolzberg, Chanda and Conway Receive Awards at Neuroscience Research Day

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Published October 26, 2010

Daniel Stolzberg, a fourth-year PhD candidate in neuroscience, received the Beverly Bishop Award for best short talk at the fourth annual Neuroscience Research Day, Oct. 14 at UB’s Center for the Arts.

That announcement coincided with news that Bishop—a SUNY Distinguished Professor of physiology and biophysics who died in 2008—had bequeathed the residual of her estate be endowed into perpetuity to UB’s neuroscience program.

More than 40 students and postdoctoral trainees presented their research during the poster presentation. Soham Chanda, who received his PhD in biological sciences in September, and Gregory Conway, a master’s student in pharmacology and toxicology, tied for the Harold Brody Award for best poster.

Anthony Auerbach, PhD, UB professor of physiology and biophysics, delivered a lecture that tied modern investigations with the history of synaptic transmission. Todd Sacktor, MD, professor of physiology and pharmacology at SUNY Downstate Medical Center, lectured on “Maintenance Mechanisms for Long-Term Memories,” discussing a kinase inhibitor that can erase short-term memory.

More than 100 students and faculty from Western New York attended the event.